Senior Managers 'Certification Regime (Smcr) HR Project Lead



Invesco is a leading global asset management firm with more than $937B* in assets under management. We provide our retail and institutional clients a diverse and comprehensive range of investment capabilities to help people get more out of life. Invesco is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (IVZ) and has about 7,000 employees in over 20 countries.
(*As of December 31, 2017)

Job Purpose (Job Summary):
To facilitate the successful implementation of the SMCR at Invesco, focussing on all HR aspects of the regulations to ensure that policies, processes and practices are compliant and actively support a culture of good conduct and accountability

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Be the primary HR contributor at a number of regular project meetings, offering meaningful perspective in the discussions as well as suggesting alternative options and considering impacts of different proposed courses of action
  • Keep the Head of HR Services updated regularly and seek their input on key decisions. Ensure that discussions are timely and that decisions take account of company cultural considerations and Invesco’s global matrix
  • Take the lead in ensuring the delivery of HR-related actions arising across a number of different workstreams (Senior Managers and Reasonable Steps, Certification and Fitness/Propriety,
  • Conduct, Training, Communications, plus support for the HR Technology workstream), owning the delivery of some directly and liaising with colleagues as needed to ensure the successful delivery of others
  • Collaborate with stakeholders both within HR and other functions to ensure actions and decisions are in line with overall project principles and deliverables
  • Become completely familiar with relevant current HR processes with a view to being able to understand and contribute to the gap analysis between current state and
  • Contribute to data/system requirements relating to SMCR and work closely with the HRTI team to recommend and manage any changes, in addition to carry out User Acceptance Testing if required
  • what will be required in the future; make proposals for addressing the gaps to ensure compliance with legislative requirements and be prepared to get “in the weeds” in delivering solutions
  • Work with the broader HR team to further embed a culture of good conduct and accountability across the business
  • Take the lead in training the broader HR team to ensure sufficient knowledge of the SMCR and what it means for the various roles within HR and for our partners in the business


Work Experience / Knowledge:

  • Prior experience of SMCR would be a significant advantage; experience of other financial services regulations that have impacted Human Resources would also be very beneficial
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory environment within which we operate
  • Background in Financial Services essential
  • Demonstrable experience of understanding, applying and adapting HR policies, processes and practices as they relate to the wider business
  • Experience of successfully collaborating with partners from across the business to deliver change (preferably in response to regulatory requirements)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the inter-relationship between policy and process and culture
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required:

  • Delivery focussed – with an emphasis on the how as well as the what
  • Process driven with a desire to look for continuous improvement in the way things are done
  • Willingness to get “into the weeds” without losing sight of the bigger picture
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexibility and prioritisation skills
  • Discreet manner, with the highest commitment to confidentiality
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Pride in the accuracy of work and the output and reputation of the HR department
  • Self motivated, enthusiastic, highly organised, comfortable providing support to a wide range of people with different working styles, able to work on own initiative

Formal Education: (minimum requirement to perform job duties)

  • Achieved good passes in Maths and English at GCSE level or equivalent
  • Educated to A Level standard or equivalent

FCA Training and Competence (UK Only):

Approved Person? No
Covered by FCA Training and Competence? No

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The job holder may be required to perform other duties as deemed appropriate by their manager from time to time.

Europe, Middle East and Africa-United Kingdom-Oxfordshire-Henley -on- Thames-Perpetual Park

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